Director of Recreational Sports

​Gene is the founder and director of Arizona Rec Sports and Arizona Youth Sports. As a father of seven children, he was unhappy with the cost, offerings and quality of the youth sports leagues in the east valley. In 2012 he started his own league in south east Mesa with just 70 kids in its inaugural season. His league grew at a rate of 100% over the next six years and spread across all of Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek and also into Chandler. Today his Arizona league registers almost 4,000 kids each season and is one of the largest in the state. His league provides soccer, basketball, baseball, flag football volleyball and girls softball. Gene has extensive knowledge in league management, growth, marketing and sports league infrastructure. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and is currently obtaining his MBA in Entrepreneurship from Quantic University. With his wife Melinda and seven children, Gene resides in southeast Mesa just two miles from the Legacy Sports USA Park campus.